Image of the Month

Cor­nelius Krieghoff (1815–1872) paint­ed numer­ous scenes of coun­try life in 19th cen­tu­ry Cana­da, most­ly around Mon­tre­al and Que­bec City. Note the two sleighs, which were com­mon modes of trav­el in the win­ter. The one on the right looks like a “Port­land Cut­ter” a wide­ly used sleigh in Cana­da and the north­ern U.S. It orig­i­nat­ed in Maine. The low-slung “car­riole” on the left was a more tra­di­tion­al local design. Many were built by Léon D’Amours of Trois-Pis­toles, Que­bec. The man con­fronting the dog has a bot­tle in one hand an a fid­dle in the oth­er, both essen­tial for a house party.

FILMSJUNE 2022

(Guy 1896) La fée aux choux
(Porter 1900) The Magician
(1901) Cana­di­an Train On a Mountain
(Edi­son 1900) Over­land Express Arriv­ing at Hele­na, Montana
(Porter 1900) Uncle Josh’s Nightmare
(Porter 1900) Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel
(1900) Russ­ian Footage
(1900) Queen Vic­to­ria in Dublin
(1900) San Fran­cis­co Footage
(Dimash Qudaiber­gen 2016) Cher­ish­ing You [Еркелетейін]
(Dimash Qudaiber­gen 2016) My Beau­ty [Көркемім] [Kaza­kh music video]
(Dimash Qudaiber­gen 2016) Dai­di­dau [Дайдидау]
(Dimash Qudaiber­gen 2016) My Home­land [Туған жер]
(1900) Berlin in Colour
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First-time listening for June 2022

26258. (Éti­enne de Liège) In Festi Sanc­ti­sis­si­mae Trinitatis
26260. (Elias Parish Alvars) Harp Con­cer­to in G Minor, Op.81
26261. (Ian Tyson) And Stood There Amazed
26262. (Dimash Qudaiber­gen) Cher­ish­ing You [Еркелетейін] [2016 performance]
26263. (Dimash Qudaiber­gen) My Beau­ty [Көркемім] [2016 Kaza­kh music video]
26264. (Dimash Qudaiber­gen) Dai­di­dau [Дайдидау] [2016 performance]
26265. (Maps & Atlases) Tree, Swal­low, Hous­es EP
26266. (Ian Tyson) Songs from the Grav­el Road
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READINGJUNE 2022

24927. (Christophe Picard) Sea of the Caliphs ― The Medirranean in the Medieval
. . . . . Islam­ic World
24928. (Kol­b­jørn Enge­land, et al) New Flood Fre­quen­cy Esti­mates for the Largest
. . . . . Riv­er in Nor­way Based on a Nov­el Com­bi­na­tion of Streamflow‑, Historical‑,
. . . . . and Paleo-data [arti­cle]
24929. (Alfre­do Mederos Martín) El san­tu­ario feni­cio de la calle Mén­dez Núnez-plaza
. . . . . de las Mon­jas y el ini­cio de los asen­tamien­tos feni­cios en la península
. . . . . Ibéri­ca [arti­cle]
24930. (María Rosa Meno­cal) The Orna­ment of the World ― How Mus­lims, Jews, and
. . . . . Chris­tians Cre­at­ed a Cul­ture of Tol­er­ance in Medieval Spain
24931. (Stephen O’Shea) Sea of Faith ― Islam and Chris­tian­i­ty in the Medieval
. . . . . Mediter­ranean World
24932. (Tor­ben Bjarke Ballin) Radio­car­bon-dat­ing ― Is the Hum­ble Hazel­nut Shell
. . . . . Archae­ol­o­gy’s “Sil­ver Bul­let” or Not? [arti­cle]
24933. (Somdeep Sen) Race, Racism, and the Teach­ing of Inter­na­tion­al Relations
. . . . . [arti­cle]
24934. (Jeff Hearn, et al) Vio­lence Regimes: A Use­ful Con­cept for Social Politics,
. . . . . Social Ana­lyis, and Social The­o­ry [arti­cle]
24935. (Chris­tine Cald­well Ames) Medieval Here­sies: Chris­tian­i­ty, Judaism, and Islam
24936. (Ste­van Springer & Pas­cal Gag­neux) De nou­velles vari­a­tions génétiques
. . . . . préser­vent les fac­ultés cog­ni­tives des per­son­nes âgées [arti­cle]
24937. (Fred­erique Dar­ragon) The Lang Xian Thou­sand Year Old Grooved Towers ―
. . . . . A Pos­si­ble Con­nec­tion with the Lang Xian Ancient Tombs and/or the Lhodra
. . . . . Grooved Tow­ers [arti­cle]
24938. (Avishai Mar­galit) On Com­pro­mise and Rot­ten Compromises
24939. (Mark J. Kaswan) Coop­er­a­tives and the Ques­tion of Democ­ra­cy [arti­cle]
24940. (Jacob Lass­ner) Jews, Chris­tians, and the Abode of Islam
24941. (Élise Luneau) Effonde­ment ou évo­lu­tion de la civil­i­sa­tion de l’Oxus? Une
. . . . . révi­sion de la tran­si­tion de l’âge du Bronze à l’âge du Fer en Asie
. . . . . cen­trale mérid­ionale [arti­cle]
24942. (Bar­ry N. Malzberg) Herovit’s World

Image of the Month

FILMSMAY 2022

(Dimash Qudaiber­gen 2021) “Ikanaide” [Tokyo Jazz Fes­ti­val vir­tu­al performance]
(Dimash Qudaiber­gen 2012) “Oi Zhailau [Ой, жайлау]” [live performance]
(Dimash Qudaiber­gen 2012) “Dai­di­dau” [live at Bazar Ori­en­tal, Ukraine]
(Dimash Qudaiber­gen 2012) “SOS d’un ter­rien en détresse” [first live performance]
(Dimash Qudaiber­gen 2012) “My Beau­ty [Көркемім]” [music video version]
(Cur­tiz & Keigh­ly 1938) The Adven­tures of Robin Hood
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First-time listening for May 2022

26235. (Dimash Qudaiber­gen) “Ikanaide” [Tokyo Jazz Fes­ti­val vir­tu­al per­for­mance, 2021] 
26236. (Dimash Qudaiber­gen) “Do You Miss Me [Скучаешь ли]” [live per­for­mance, 2011]
26237. (Dimash Qudaiber­gen) “Oi Zhailau [Ой, жайлау]” [live per­for­mance, 2012]
26238. (Dimash Qudaiber­gen) “Dai­di­dau” [live at Bazar Ori­en­tal, Ukraine, 2012]
26239. (Dimash Qudaiber­gen) “SOS d’un ter­rien en détresse” [first per­for­mance, 2012]
26240. (Dimash Qudaiber­gen) “My Beau­ty [Көркемім]” [music video, 2012]
26241. (Dimash Qudaiber­gen) “Dai­di­dau” [music video, 2012]
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READINGMAY 2022

24889. (Shen Con­g­wen) Bor­der Town [边城]
24890. (Ste­fan Dreibrodt, et al) Earth­worms, Dar­win and Pre­his­toric Agriculture ― 
. . . . . Cher­nozem Gen­e­sis Recon­sid­ered [arti­cle]
24891. (Prim­i­ti­va Bueno Ramírez & Rodri­go de Bal­bín Behrmann) The End of the Ice Age 
. . . . . in South­ern Europe: Iber­ian Images in the Pale­olith­ic to Post-Palaeolithic 
. . . . . Tran­si­tion [arti­cle]
(William M. Brei­d­ing ‑ed.) Portable Stor­age Sev­en ― The Great Ser­con Issue, Part Two
. . . . 24892. (William Brei­d­ing) The Edi­tor Gets Jig­gy [pref­ace]
. . . . 24893. (Christi­na Lake) Uncan­ny Sleep­ers and Dreams of Utopias Past [arti­cle]
. . . . 24894. (D. S. Black) Flâneur in a Quan­tum State: Rome-Gno­sis at the Moun­tains . . . . . . . . . of Machen-ness [arti­cle]
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Image of the Month — Mogg Bay, 23 km south of Igloolik, Nunavut

FILMSAPRIL 2022

(Down­ie & Stephen­son 2016) The Secret Path
(Ding 2016) Addict­ed [上瘾; Shang Yin]: Ep.1
(Ding 2016) Addict­ed [上瘾; Shang Yin]: Ep.2
(Fer­gu­son 2021) Jon Batiste: Free­dom [music video]
(Ding 2016) Addict­ed [上瘾; Shang Yin]: Ep.3
(Forsyth 1983) Local Hero
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